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USEK Library Catalog: Request and Save Items

This guide explains how to search the catalog and how to renew and request items.

Request Items


  • All items located in Basement and Offsite storage can be requested online. Some materials are ineligible for loan, please check the Borrow and Renew Policy for detailed information.
  • All items located in Reading Rooms, and lofts cannot be requested online; Users can personally retrieve the material from the shelf.

To order an item online, please follow the below steps:

  • Click on Request Button;
  • A login page appears;
  • Login with your USEK credentials (ID and password for students / full name and password for faculty and employees)
  • and Submit

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  • A verification page appears;
  • Select your pick up location and click submit.

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  • Click on Request Selected Item;
  • The following message appears: "your request has been successfully submitted";
  • After 20 minutes, pass by the Circulation Desk to collect your item and check it out on your name.

Save Items

Add Marked to Bag is a way to create a temporary list of items by adding them to your bag, which will keep track of the items until you leave the library catalog.

  • Tick the box next to the titles you want to add to your bag;
  • Click on Add Marked to Bag option available under the search box;
  • Go to View Bag to double check the selected list.

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  • You can send the selected items to your email by clicking on Export Saved;
  • or add the selected list to Add to My Lists to save them into your account.
  • or you can Empty your Bag.

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Add to My Lists may be used to save items into your account for further search.

  • To add items to my lists you should first login-in to your account;
  • Create a list name prior to saving;
  • Select the items to be added to my lists;
  • Select a specific list;
  • and click Add Marked to My Lists.

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  • To export your lists; go to your account and click Export (same as Add Marked to Bag)